Today is my son's eighth birthday, so we bought him a Trainer's Starter Kit and a couple of Theme Decks from Pokemon TCG, since he's shown a huge amount of interest in the game itself and in Pokemon in general up until now. I played through the starter kit with him, using the little tutorial with him, and then I had to go do some other work. Just a couple of minutes ago he came and told me that he was teaching his five-year-old brother to play, and that they were enjoying themselves with it.
It was really great. I'm excited to play with him, but I'm really happy that it's a way for them to connect as brothers.
Enjoy the time with your son.
My Pokemon journey started with my nephew. He had some cards and didn't know how to play, so I picked up a deck or two at Kay-Bee Hobby and read the rules. This would have been late '90's/early '00's. He and I played quite a bit and then when my boys were of age, I introduced them to the game. Lots of games, though not a lot of cards bought. When another nephew came of age, I introduced him to the game. The power creep in the cards was amazing. I was using cards from the early '00's and he was using cards from 2012. It was a bloodbath. We then started using either two old-school decks or two of his new-school decks. The nephew that I introduced to Pokemon introduced me to Magic. Full circle.